With a retail store and kitchen, along with an additional location for its nationwide delivery program, Soupergirl's lock-and-key strategy was no longer sustainable. The company needed a cloud-based, single access platform for video surveillance and access control that would allow owner Sara Polon to issue mobile credentials, as well as manage and visualize location happenings remotely.
The access control market in 2019 and 2020 can best be described as strong, but in flux — with changing architectures, changing customer expectations and demands, and changing security integrator roles.
A continuing strong economy, end user desires to do more with their access control systems and increasing interest in new technologies, integrations and models all led to a positive outlook in 2019 and a general feeling of optimism for 2020, with a few notes of caution.
ProdataKey (PDK), manufacturer of a cloud access control platform built for mobile, announced the imminent release of a new integration between the company’s pdk io platform and Comelit’s ViP video door entry system. The combined solution creates a comprehensive solution that’s ideal for commercial and multi-tenant residential properties, the companies described.
With the increasing proliferation of cloud access control choices and increasing demand from customers, savvy security integrators can expand their offerings, and get more business from existing and new customers.
Is the cloud-based access control trend finally “hockey sticking?” For several years predictions that cloud will overtake on-premise access control solutions — particularly in the SMB market — have been swirling around the security industry.
Corning High School, in Corning, Ark., has increased its security and greatly enhanced its lockdown capabilities by installing the ProdataKey pdk io wireless access control system. Pdk io is a wireless, cloud-based solution that provides advantages such as around-the-clock accessibility, remote management, superior backup and redundancy, automated updates, and strong cyber security. The installation was undertaken by Blue Sky Technologies of Jonesboro, Arkansas.
Johnson Controls announced that its flagship access control and event management system, Tyco Software House C-CURE 9000, is supported on Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS), enabling customers to take advantage of the many benefits of cloud computing with the choice of best-suited service providers.
April 20, 2019, marked 20 years since the Columbine High School massacre. It was a paradigm-shattering moment that forever changed the way schools around the United States viewed their own status as vulnerable, potential victims.
The Bradley Business Center, located in Chicago, has installed a 3xLOGIC infinias CLOUD access control system throughout the redevelopment project. HTML Global, an IT Managed Services Provider (MSP), oversaw system installation and continues to provide remote system management.
In our October 2020 issue, we present the 2020 Systems Integrator of the Year. See "4 Lessons From Life & Kaleidescopes" and find out "What You Need to Know About the New Smoke Detector Standards" in this month's SDM Magazine.